AND THE WINNERS WERE. . .
SIMI HILLS G.C. - 12/05/2019: A pleasant pre-holiday autumnal day brought out a field of four fine foursomes. Bruce Simon
topped the winner's list by a single dollar earning $38 while taking 1st Places in Porter Gross, Low Net, Partners, and a tie for Low Putts. A $37 reward found Brian Oblak with a solo birdie payout, the Super Gross award, and a tie for Partners 2nd Place. Another solo birdie payout was captured by Burman Deschautelle who joined the unusual 4-way tie for Low Putts to pocket an even $30. Ron Troncatty likewise joined the foursome tied for Low Putts and picked up a half-shared birdie along with 2nds in both Super Gross & Partners for a $25 payout. Bob Stone's $19 came from a Partners 1st and 2nds in Porter Gross & Low Net. Craig Fehrman shared RonTron's birdie and joined that 3-way tie for Partners 2nd Place to claim $15. The single digit dollar awardees were Tom Knickerbocker ($9) joining those tied for Low Putts and Partners 2nd Place; Sunny Weiss ($7) tied for Low Net runner-up; and $3 apiece to Jimmy Dodds and John Moskoff who both joined that melee tied for Partners 2nd Place. VICTORIA LAKES G.C. - 12/12/2019: A elite ten-player field was overwhelmed by Bob Stone's superb 78 Gross that captured First Places "across the board" - Porter Low Gross, Low Net, Partners Net, and Low Putts PLUS a pair of payouts extracted from the birdie pots. The remaining birdie booty went to Ron Troncatty whose $46 earnings were enhanced by 1sts in both Super Low Gross & Partners, a 2nd Low Putts and a 3rd Low Net. From the limited balance in the birdie pots a modest $8 saluted John Moskoff with 2nd placings in both Net & Partners while $4 apiece went to Gordon Crook as Super Gross runner-up & Partners 3rd place and to Craig Fehrman as Porter Gross runner-up. A Partner's 2nd Place sent $3 to Bruce Simon and the Partners 3rd spot paid $2 to Marilou Miller. That left 3 unnamed San Fernando Valleyites unrewarded but eager for the next week's competition. WOODLEY LAKES G.C. - 12/19/2019: Our pre-holiday soiree under glorious sunny skies produced a thoroughly enjoyable golfing experience and fun camaraderie that any non-attendees unfortunately missed. Four players partook of the birdie pot offerings topped by Ron Troncatty whose solo designated deuce on Hole #12 coupled with a shared blind-drawn tweeter produced $34 when added to his Super Low Gross award and a Partners 1st Place. Jim Jacobs shared RonTron's blind-drawn birdie and claimed $23 from winning Low Putts along with a Partners 2nd(tie) and 3rd Low Net. The next birdie recipient was Brian Oblak extracting $19 from a solo blind-draw and 2nd placings in Super Gross, Putts & Partners. The initial designated birdie honored Marilou Miller's delightful deuce on Hole #7 worth $14. The day's Low Net was captured by Joltin' Joe Cala's stunning 61 that paid out $13 when augmented by his Partners 2nd Place. First Place in Partners and a 2nd Low Net earned $11 for Mike Belson. The Porter Low Gross winner was Bob Stone who also shared 2nd Low Putts for a modest $8 take while the Porter Gross runner-up spot paid out a token Two Bucks to holiday-visiting Jeff Jacobs. HANSEN DAM G.C. - 12/26/19: Cancelled due to inclement weather!
REMINDER...Bill Lewis & Marcia Rodd will be spending the next six weeks in Cathedral City doing the musical, Queen Of The Stardust Ballroom at the Coachella Playhouse. Rehearsals this month and play dates in February -- We have four birthdays coming up, Ted (the younger) Winship on he 21st, and Ted(the elder)White on he 25th, followed byBob Planck on the 28th and Uncle Joe Cala on the 29th...The rain Gods have not been too kind of late, let's hope that Mr. Porter prevails upon them to quit messing with our schedule for the new year.
We have seen any number techniques demonstrating the new "Drop Rule" by our membership, hence for clarity, we provide the following video from the USGA:
This Drop Rule adopted last year is still seemingly presenting the need for further explanation, please review each of the new (2019) rules and view the accompanying video demonstrations by visiting the website.
Further, the Committee has determined it to be in the best interests of the membership to adopt the newest SCGA scoring model regarding the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) beginning Jan 1, 2020!